FOX UK Swoops For ‘Bones’

FOX UK has acquired long-running procedural Bones, which was originally produced for their U.S. namesake, after striking a deal with sister company Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution.

Sky originally brought Bones to the UK. The series first aired on this side of the pond on Sky1, before ultimately moving over to sister channel Sky Living, where it wrapped it’s twelve season reason several months ago.

FOX UK has picked up the series for their daily 5pm time-slot, where it will launch on Wednesday October 18th with a double-bill. Bones is the latest U.S. scripted drama FOX UK has picked up to strip daily across their schedule; following in the foot-steps of USA Network’s Monk, the former Dana Delany ABC procedual Body Of Proof and TNT’s brand defining show The Closer.

The licensing agreement for Bones is the latest in a string of deals that FOX UK has inked in the past few months. The channel previously inked agreements with Keshet International for False Flag, Warner Bros. International Television Distribution for Lucifer and the third and final season of Murder In The First, and Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution for new X-Men universe show The Gifted.

Created by Hart Hanson and based on the series of novels by Kathy Reichs, Bones follows forensic anthropologist Dr Temperance Brennan who, along with her team at the Jeffersonian Institute, assists the FBI with their investigations. The drama was produced by 20th Century Fox Television and across it’s twelve seasons starred Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Eric Millegan, Jonathan Adams, Michaela Conlin, T. J. Thyne, Tamara Taylor, John Francis Daley and John Boyd.